Welcome to The Amazing Race

Order of Proceedings

00:00 – 00:05 Admit to Zoom
00:05 – 00:10 Amazing Race Rules and instructions
00:10 – 00:20 Group allocations
00:20 – 01:20 Amazing Race
01:20 – 01:35 Winning presentations (3 minutes each)

Instructions and Rules

The amazing race is a group activity, please make sure you are punctual.

Time will not allow for late additions to groups.
If you are late you will need to wait for a group of 8 which will reduce your Amazing Race time.


Duration: 60 Minutes
Questions: 24



Hints and Tips:

These tasks are in no particular order; hence you should strategise with your group in terms of point accumulation.

  1. You will automatically be allocated to a GROUP during the zoom meeting. You need to work in the group allocated.
  2. The Amazing Race Master will go over the instructions and provide the link which will include the instructions, rules, questions and answer booklet.

  3. Teams will have 3 minutes to join their zoom breakout rooms

  4. The race will start 5 minutes later.

  5. The group DOES NOT need to answer all the questions, however, needs to make a decision if they have accumulated enough points to be in the top 3. 

  6. The group has to select one member to be the group leader who will be representing its group’s answers live on Zoom  

  7. When a team is ready to submit, the team leader must save the answer booklet as a PDF and email the answer booklet pdf and music video (if you recorded one) to:
    Dr Renee Horne:  renee.horne@wits.ac.za
    Prof Aldo Brunhara:  aldo.brunhara@ibs-americas.com

  8. The FIRST three groups within the 60-minute time period that have submitted their answer booklet will present their answers.

  9. The group that has received the highest score is the WINNER, Second highest score, 2nd, Third Highest score 3rd

  10. Groups that exceed the 60 minute time period will be disqualified.

  11. The answer verification will be carried out by the IBS Americas coordination committee that has the right to change the final result and in case of any irregularity

  12. The winners will be announced at the end of the Amazing Race presentations.

  13. Please click on the link in the chat box now.

How to complete your answer booklet.

  • Enter the names of all team members on the second slide of the answer booklet.

  • Answer each question on the appropriately numbered slide.

  • Save the answer booklet as a PDF when you are done, and 

  • If you recorded a video, please provide a link where we can download it.


First place: $150 Amazon voucher per group, and ULV merchandise.
Second Place: $100 Amazon voucher per group.

Third Place: $50 Amazon voucher per group.


Table of Contents

Question 1

2 Points

What do these brands have in common?

Question 2

1 Point

All of these parks are located in California except:

disney, castle, fantasy


Knott's Berry Farm

Universal Studios

Six Flags

Hopi Hari


Question 3

2 Points

Who am I?

You’ll find me in 8 states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. I am so popular that songs have been written about me.

Question 4

3 Points

Name the famous location where this video was shot.
Describe the history of the location.

Question 5

1 Point
hollywood, hollywood sign, los angeles

What is the name of this famous mountain?

Question 6

3 Points

Who or what am I?

  • I am one of the biggest museums in the US
  • I was founded by a tycoon, whose passion was to collect pieces of art
  • My collection consists of paintings, decoration pieces and antiques
  • You can visit me for free
  • My facilities offer a free transfer, coffee etc.

Question 7

2 Point

Who or what am I?

  • I was born in 1964
  • I am a subsidiary of Comcast
  • Movie fans love me
  • In 2017 I received 46 million visitors
  • I have a brother in Orlando (Florida)
  • Come to me for a wild ride

Question 8

5 Points

Order these US states by size (landmass)





New Mexico


Question 9

4 Points

Who or what am I?
Name: 1 Point
Factual Summary: 3 Points

  • The garage belonged to the employee #16
  • From the garage, the company moved to Mountain View, California
  • This company currently has over 12,2 million followers on Twitter
  • The company’s name derives from the number 1 with a hundred zeros behind it 

Question 10

1 Point

These celebrities are in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Who of them is not American?

Donald Trump

Britney Spears

Elvis Presley

Mariah Carey

Michael Jackson

Question 11

1 Point

In which LA borough is this pier situated?

Question 12

4 Points

Which big tech companies did you see in the video?
Name them and the total number of employees they have.

Question 13

1 Point

What is the name of this bridge in San Francisco?

golden gate bridge, san francisco bay, bay area

Question 14

1 Point

In what city in California is it possible to see this beautiful scenery?

Question 15

4 Points

Name all the landmarks you can identify in the video

Question 16

1 Point

Who or what am I?

  • I am landmark in LA
  • I can see very far
  • I have appeared in: Rebel Without a Cause, Terminator and Transformers movies
  • I am on the Mount Hollywood

Question 17

1 Points

University of La Verne Sports and Athletics teams are known as the...?

Question 18

2 Points

How far in miles is the University of La Verne campus from the closest International Airport? (1 Point)

Using the shortest route you can find, how long would it take you to get there by car (+ -)? (1 Point)

airplane, aircraft, airport

Question 19

1 Points

Who or what am I?

  • I am a complex that occupies over 7500 acres of land, and 43 miles on the sea.
  • I am located near the San Pedro Bay.
  • I employ over than 16.000 people
  • I have the largest container handling in the USA

Question 20

2 Points

Find a picture of this company’s HQ

  • Established in 1923, it bares the name of its founder.
  • The founder was born in Chicago in 1901
  • He took art classes as a boy and got a job as a commercial illustrator at the age of 18
  • It is headquarters is in Burbank, California.

Question 21

4 Points

Take a screengrab and describe Year-Over-Year Change in Payroll Employment by Sector, March 2019 through February 2021 (NSA)

*The graph you are looking for is in the video

Question 22

6 Points

What is the dominant nationality in your group?
As a team, record yourselves singing the first verse of the national anthem of that country.

  • Provide the link to where we can download your video in the answer booklet.

Question 23

4 Points

Where in California will you find this picture? What story does it tell?

Question 24

4 Points

Which event used to be hosted at Chinese Theater?
Where in the Greater Los Angeles Area is it possible to see an exhibition about Mesopotamia?